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Obituary for S.C. "Jack" Chrisco

S.C."Jack" Chrisco

S.C."Jack" Chrisco,85, of San Angelo, left this world on February 21,2011, after a brave battle with Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his parents S.C. Chrisco, Sr., and Bertha Lillian(Boswell) , his sister's Mary Lee "Sis", Edna Earl "Tommye" and Clara Mae"Johnnye". He was raised in Izzard County Arkansas and Ballinger.

He leaves his beloved wife of 66 years, Juanita (Culwell) Chrisco, his son, Frank Chrisco and wife Ingrid, his daughters Jeanette Findlay Truehardt and April K. Stout, his grandchildren , Zachary Chrisco, Joel Chrisco, Scott Stout, Tina Peters and husband David, Christopher Findlay and wife Jillian, John Findlay and Michael Truehardt, great- grandchildren Priscilla, Phylisha, Preston , Cale, and Me2, and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends .

He served in the Marines, the Army Air Corps and the Air Force for more than 20 years. Tours included Guadalcanal and the South Pacific- rifleman, Japan -military police 1948-51, special guard duty to President Roosevelt, Hitchcock AFB - blimp hanger , Hanscom AFB -cook and electronics engineer. Upon retirement in 1963, he worked as a meteorological technician for Lincoln Laboratories and M I T as a civilian Air Force employee.

His lifelong passion, farming, included 300+ acres in north eastern Maine where he raised Belted Galloway cattle for 20 years. He returned to Texas where he worked with his nephew, Jessie Merrifield in the construction business in Midland and San Angelo. He and his family owned The Olde Park Hotel in Ballinger, Juanita's birthplace and family business since the early 1920's . They operated a restaurant, bed and breakfast and antique shop.

He will be remembered by all as a generous man, funny, loving, and a friend to all. He will be sorely missed.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home and Sunday 10 AM till funeral service time. Funeral services will be 2 PM Sunday at Heritage Family Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Reception to follow the burial at the funeral home.

Our sincere thanks go to Park Plaza Nursing Home, VistaCare and Heritage Family Funeral Home for their care and support.

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